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HandyBar Emergency Support Car Handle Bar Tool - Get In and Out with Ease
The improved Handybar/Emergency Tool provides solid support for getting in and out of your car.
Named one of the most helpful arthritis aids, the Handybar is indispensable for anyone with physical challenges. It adds an instant safety and support handle for getting in and out of the car--especially lower cars and higher SUVs.
Simply insert it into the existing door striker located on the inside of the door frame, and it provides a universal fit with no costly installation!
Handybar features forged steel for superior strength and a non-slip handle grip for extra comfort. It works on driver and passenger doors. Handybar is indispensable for those with back or leg problems, post-surgical patients, and seniors with limited mobility. It adds security in case of an emergency, and it includes a built-in seatbelt cutter and doubles as a window-breaker.
Handybar fits nearly all models built since 1993. Holds up to 300 lbs.
Handybar® fits nearly all models built since 1993.
Holds up to 300 lbs.
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82 of 83 found the following review helpful:
Help with exiting a vehicle.Sep 13, 2007
By Thomas Gettle
Since having back surgery exiting a vehicle has been a problem for me. I have tried several products to aid me in this task. The problem was so bad, that I had to trade vehicles to find one that is easier on me. I now have a full size Mercury Grand Marquis, they don't come any larger than that in my price range.
Even after all that, I was still having a problem. I will note that the typical assist handle in most vehicles provides no assistance at all in exiting the vehicle. This is because they are inside the vehicle and can not be used to help exiting unless you are double jointed.
I did a lot of research and it came down to the "Handybar" or an assist strap that temporarily install through an open window and wraps around the door frame. The problem with the latter is that you need assistance to safely use it. Someone must be there to prevent the door from closing when you put weight on the strap. This more of a problem if you are parked on an up hill slope. The "Handybar" requires no assistance to use; even when parking on a hill. As long as the door detents will hold the door open, it is a one person operation.
I have only one negative which I plan to write the company about. It is my opinion that the handle design should be modified to raise the height of the handle when it is installed in the door latch. I have found that this latch is not at a uniform height in all cars. In some of the smaller vehicles I have tried it in, the handle is low enought to affect its useability. This is because of the vehicle size, the design places the door latch at a much lower height. However in my retro full size American four door sedan the product works very well indeed.
26 of 26 found the following review helpful:
A handybar that worksAug 24, 2007
By Just Older
I needed something to assist my mother in getting out of the car. We tried a different type of bar which worked ok but occassionally slipped. I bought this one hoping that it wouldn't slip and it didn't on my Nissan Altima so it's much better than the competition for my car.
19 of 19 found the following review helpful:
Can't do without it!!Oct 19, 2007
By Anna Co
I bought this for my uncle and I had gotten another one for my father. It's great for those who need a little help getting out of any car. It doesn't matter what kind of car you have this will work. I would buy it again.
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
Get out of the car with ese -- even if you have bad knees!Apr 26, 2009
By S. Bergey
"ICU nurse since 1977"
My 82 year old mother has severe rheumatoid arthritis which has necessitated one total knee replacement. She is now needing the other one done. Because of this she has great difficulty getting in and out of any vehicle. I saw this product and the "Standers CarCaddie" and ordered both. She is now able to transfer in and out of the car much more easily. She says it is the easiest she's been able to do so in years. We liked both products so much that we ordered another of each so that we don't have to remember to move them between cars. Do remember to check to be sure your car has a "U" shaped striker plate on the door frame as that is where it fits. Luckily we haven't needed the emergency features (seatbelt cutter and window breaker), but it is nice to know they are there, too.
14 of 14 found the following review helpful:
This thing gave me back my life.May 11, 2008
By Katy Lake
And you don't have to be old to use it!
I had surgery on my leg, the end result being that my leg was painful and swollen, and I had absolutely no ability to move it in any way that made walking easy. Getting in and out of a car with a nearly useless, swollen leg was impossible.
When I was released from the hospital, I somehow managed to make it in the car. But getting OUT of the car was impossible! No, I'm not fat at all, but my husband tried and tried, but I guess I was just a dead weight. He finally had to call the first aid squad to pull me out.
That was so embarrassing that I did everything possible to avoid going in the car. And then I decided to see if there was any device that could help.
The first thing I got was a swivel seat device that makes it easy to "spin" in and out of the seat. The second device was the Standers Handybar.
Between the two of these things, I'm mobile again! The bar goes into the hook thing that latches your door. It's very sturdy - nothing lightweight about it, and that means you can put your full weight on it, and it's not going to collapse.
I put it in the door latch, lean on it with one hand and use the edge of the dashboard as the other, and ta da! I'm standing on my own two feet!
You can also use the handybar to smash a window and cut a seatbelt if you find yourself in an emergency situation. I think the manufacturer tried to find other uses for it that a consumer would use to justify its purchase.
As if it needed any more uses! It does what it was made to do, and it made my freedom possible (since I've got months to go while this stupid leg heals.) All I can say is God bless them for devising it. It's the best thing to happen to me since I got out of the damned hospital!
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